The program is pending review by the Private Training Institutions Branch

Program Overview

Over the last couple of decades, the IT industry has undergone a transformation as technology has permeated all areas of business. In most organisations IT has changed from a support department installing and troubleshooting systems to a key enabler of business strategy and competitiveness, applying digital solutions to business problems.

The Information and Communication Technology in Business with Co-op (Post-Graduate Co-operative Diploma) program is a hybrid qualification designed to address the business need for multi-skilled individuals possessing the IT, business and interpersonal skills required for the 21st century digital economy. The program has been structured to provide learners with a wide range of options encompassing IT, software and systems, infrastructure, and business.

Students begin with some of the essential elements of business: communication and presentation skills, accounting, and an overview of the functional areas of business. Foundations of technology are also integrated into the learning path to build skills on copywriting, user experience design, spreadsheets, databases, e-commerce applications, and project management.

To advance the foundational skills and knowledge, students also learn about various representations of technology that are manifest in today’s digital economy, from its infrastructure (networks, cloud computing, mobile technology, and cyber resilience), as well as digital marketing fundamentals and social media in business, and the introduction to agile development and software development.

The theory courses are provided in a distributive form, via classroom, interactive/computer, and applicable activities (i.e. guest speakers, field trips). It also includes a co-op placement to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class. (The program is also available as a Post-Graduate Associate Diploma, without the co-op module)

Students will be able to gain work experience in a wide range of occupations related to the various ICT aspects of today’s businesses. With the foundations of a student’s training and their co-op work experience, it also allows students to determine their specific career path in the noted and other ICT areas of business.

Program Details

College Introduction
    CPDT100 | College Success Strategies and Orientation (20 hours)
Business Essentials
    CMNS110 | Business Communication Essentials (40 hours)
    CMNS115 | Effective Presentations (40 hours)
    ACCT101 | Principles of Accounting (40 hours)
    BUSN115 | Functional Areas of Business (40 hours)
Technology Foundations
    CMNS125 | Writing for Digital Media (40 hours)
    DIGD116 | User Experience for the Web (40 hours)
    ITEC104 | Fundamentals of Information Systems (40 hours)
    ITEC137 | IT in Business: Spreadheets (40 hours)
    ITEC155 | Working with Databases (40 hours)
    BUSN215 | E-Commerce 1: Business Models and Technology (40 hours)
    BUSN216 | E-Commerce 2: Marketing, Media, and Social Networks (40 hours)
    PROJ205 | Teamwork and Project Management in ICT (40 hours)
Technology in Business Applications
    NETW157 | Computer Networking: Introduction for Business (40 hours)
    ITEC117 | Cloud Computing (40 hours)
    ITEC168 | Mobile Technology (40 hours)
    MKTG167 | Digital Marketing: Fundamentals (40 hours)
    MKTG177 | Social Media and Business (40 hours)
    BUSN147 | Agile Development: Introduction (40 hours)
    PGMD107 | Developing Software: Introduction (40 hours)
    ITEC177 | Cyber Resilience (40 hours)
Work Experience and Career Development
    CPDT110 | Preparation for Employment (40 hours)
    COOP139-ICTB | Co-operative Education: ICT in Business (Excluded in Associate Diploma) (780 hours)

Fee Structure

Fees (in CAD) International Students International Students Without Co-op Domestic Students Domestic Students Without Co-op
Tuition Fee $19,125 $19,125 $13,388 $13,388
Assessment Fee $250 $250 $0 $0
Application Fee $1,000 $1,000 $250 $250
Administration Fee $2,200 $200 $2,200 $200
Other Fee $300 $300 $0 $0
Textbook Fee $1,941 $1,941 $1,941 $1,941
Course Material Fees $161 $161 $161 $161
Total Fees $24,977 $22,977 $17,940 $15,940


  • High school graduates or mature student status (19 years or older at start of program)
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)
    • Grade 12 level English or
    • IELTS 6.0 (5.5 Academic) or equivalent; or
    • TOEFL 60-78; or
    • PTE Academic ( Minimum 50 Overall); or
    • CLB 7; or
    • CAEL 50; or
    • Duolingo 85-90 (; or
    • College entrance test (50% minimum)
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permit.

For more information on language requirements where internationally-recognized tests and other equivalencies are accepted, please consult with our admissions staff.